Teri earned her B.A degree from California Polytechnic State University. She completed the University of San Diego Paralegal Program with honors and received a M.A. degree from San Diego State University. Teri is also a Certified Digital Forensics Examiner. Teri has more than 20 years of experience as a litigation paralegal in both state and federal courts. She has worked in the areas of employment law, consumer law, and class actions. Teri also worked at the San Diego Public Defenders Office, San Diego State University, and Peregrine Systems.